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Based on the 1965 Vatican II document:
DECREE ON THE APOSTOLATE OF THE LAITY, APOSTOLICAM ACTUOSITATEM- 09
This article says:
The laity carry out their manifold apostolate both in the Church and in the world. We wish to list here the more important fields of action, namely, church communities, the family, youth, the social milieu, and national and international levels. Since in our times women have an ever more active share in the whole life of society, it is very important that they participate more widely also in the various fields of the Church's apostolate.
years after the above words were written, Cardinal
Many of the impulses of the Second Vatican Council - such as episcopal collegiality and the co-responsibility of the laity - have "only been half-heartedly realised up till now"
Jesus, please move the pope and Curia to allow co-responsibility of the laity